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Orioles manager Buck Showalter deserving of Baltimore Sun Marylander of the Year honor
Orioles manager Buck Showalter deserving of Baltimore Sun Marylander of the Year honor

It was the Orioles’ final regular-season series in Tampa Bay -- three October games that preceded the team’s first trip to the playoffs in 15 years -- and I was sitting in Orioles manager Buck Showalter’s office in the visiting clubhouse of Tropicana Field. I was telling Showalter why I needed some extra interview time; because I was writing a front-page story to run the day the postseason began. Showalter shook his head as he turned to the coffee maker, “No Ed,” he said. “Let’s put that on page F47.” He immediately deflected the spotlight. He started talking about how shortstop J.J. Hardy deserved a Gold Glove. He spoke about how lucky...

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